It’s mid August and nearly time to teach another semester of Social Studies Method. I’ve prepared a tentative course calendar here. UP 14 calendar (91 KB pdf)
I’ve made two major changes from last year’s course. First, while our partnership with the Nikkei Legacy Center last year produced some fine collaborative projects, I’ve decided to teach this semester without a significant external partner. Second, we will be much more purposeful in our use of social media as a tool for personal growth and professional networking.
We will continue with our practical, hands-on, project based approach and substitute various social media networks in place of a community partner.
This year’s course goals include:
- Learn to think like a historian (or other social scientist).
- Become a skillful instructional designer.
- Develop skills for reflection, growth and professional networking.